Muscle Soreness

So as I keep writing this NeverEver’s it is getting easier. Plus these page views are giving me a huge boost to keep writing!

So today I am going through some Muscle Soreness and I wanted to look into it. Here is 10 thing that I found

  1. Muscle Soreness is technically a muscle injury. So once it repairs itself it is stronger then before! 
  2. If your soreness is rated 1-4 out of 10, then feel free to still work it out, just take a few less reps or be sure to use it as a Secondary muscle. 
  3. If its a 5-10 soreness, yet you still feel like you need to work out, concentrate on working out Other parts of your body. Like if your biceps hurt don’t do arm curls but do squats or leg presses. 
  4. Usually your body doesn’t start feeling the ‘real soreness’ until 48-72 hours later. This is called ‘Delayed onset muscle soreness‘.
  5. So do you ice it or heat the soreness up? Experts say; First use ‘Indirect Ice: placing a icepack wrapped up in a towel’ is best of immediate relief. Then to use heat a little while later.
  6.  Did you know if you use the ‘Indirect Ice’ right when you are feeling some soreness, it reduces inflammation.
  7. Heat actually feels really good on your sore muscles because heat increases the blood flow to that area of soreness.
  8. Keeping your muscles warmed up, i.e, doing cardio, also helps to keep the blood flowing and can help recovery time from that muscle soreness.
  9. If you have a loved one or bestie try convincing them to give you a rub down in the area that it hurts. Although a massage doesn’t have any impact, so far studies are still being done, on muscle strength, it does help with muscle soreness.
  10. And finally, if you need to use Over the Counter Medicine, please make sure you check with your Medical Doctor FIRST, but here are what you can use and what they can do for you.
    1. acetaminophen (Tylenol)
    2. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
    3. naproxen (Aleve) or aspirin 

 I hope this list will help you if you come into some muscle soreness. Just remember, we are actually making the muscle stronger!! You can read more about Muscle Soreness at the references below!

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Till next time NeverEvers!

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